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March 4, 2012

Dawn of a new day...

After the past few days of some rather robust Great Lakes weather I was happy to see that the sun was going to shine and we were going to have some clear skies! We started getting snow Friday afternoon around 4 p.m. .....  90 minutes later we already had 2 inches of snow....so I knew we were going to get what they were predicting.

After the storm subsided and we started digging out, it warmed enough to start melting and a line of icicles formed all around the house.  I was gazing at the icicles and it made me think of the movie Dr. Zhivago and the magnificent ice covered palace...

While this March storm felt like it was burying us, I am glad my home didn't end up like this ice palace!  We received 14" in about 16 hrs.....some areas near us got 20" and a lot of people lost power due to downed power lines....

I made up my mind to follow the sun and capture some of it's beauty as it rose and would begin to cast it's rays on the fresh white snow...

It popped up majestically and wrapped it's glow all around.... 

Mind you only a few days ago we were looking at grass....we still had some snow here and there, but we literally could see the grass and were feeling optimistic about an early spring!

Mother nature had other ideas....so I will continue to enjoy my little plants indoors that are all lined up in the window.... 

Brighter and brighter it became as the sun rose higher in the sky....it was a crisp 15 degrees 

My Dwarf Alberta Spruce's are holding quite a load of snow!

I love to see the patterns reflected and how the sun glistens off the snow! More and more it's looking like it will be a beautiful day! 

My plants are doing the happy dance!  They can always use some extra UV!

Today will be a paradise for skiers, and snowmobilers!

Personally I'm anxiously awaiting for all this to go away so I can see my tulips this spring!

One thing about living in a snow belt region like we do is when spring comes you really really do appreciate it!

I know some parts of the country were really devastated by tornadoes and my heart goes out to all of those people who have suffered because of it.

I hope your Sunday is beautiful too!

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  1. You're not kidding when you say you live in a snow belt! These photos look like a wintry fairyland. There was snow here a few days ago, heavy winds yesterday, and everything has melted by today.

    Thanks you for linking to Sunlit Sunday. The play of light on the snow, the fence, through the trees...it's all just gorgeous!


  2. You did get hard hit with the snow but look how pretty the sun is coming through the trees and sparkling on the white covered ground. I really like the photo of the fence covered with snow and illuminated by the sun.
    Spring is just around the corner!

  3. After the storm the snow is beautiful - a balm if you don't have to go out, but can appreciate it from the warmth indoors.

  4. You can really see which way the wind was blowing with the snow clinging to those tree trunks! Don't worry, it'll all be gone again before you know it.

  5. Your photos are wonderful and you certainly were hard hit by the snowstorm. You know, it's so interesting that there is still a beauty to a garden covered with snow. Your garden looks beautiful and it will look beautiful in a different way once spring arrives. Stay warm and cozy indoors for now.
    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.

  6. What beautiful photos of your snow event. While you were having cold snowy weather, we were having almost 70 degree temps and terrible storms. I suppose the clash of cold and warm air caused it. We had no damage, thank the good Lord but many nearby lost everything. The snow in your garden looks so peaceful and beautiful. You will have flowers blooming out there before you know it. ---------- shannon

  7. Liz, what beautiful images! Not a single snow day here this year...bummer! It seems we went from Fall, directly to Spring! Things are starting to bloom; but, I don't want to jump the gun on planting. It would be just like Texas weather to have a late freeze.

  8. My goodness such snow. Fabulously captured by your photos.Keep warm.

  9. Great series of beautiful shots!
    Have a great day.

  10. Beautiful snow images, Liz. We haven't had snow this winter. I enjoyed your photos.

  11. You captured some awesome shots Liz. I remember those feelings of appreciation when I lived up North. Heck I still appreciate the Spring season living in the SOuth. Aside from Allergies I just love all the blooms and trees.

  12. Liz, Your photos are absolutely stunning! I fully understand...I live in the midwest and although we haven't had a great deal of snow this year, we oftentimes (usually) do. It's beautiful but I do hope spring arrives for you in the near future.

  13. Beautiful photos! We almost never get snow! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  14. Pretty impressive pictures. I'm suffering from snow envy now.

  15. Wow Liz! Your photos are pretty amazing! New fallen snow always creates such awesome landscapes. Spring is just around the corner and your yard is going to look gorgeous green, as well. Talk about a drastic before and after!

  16. Pretty snow and the cyclamen and Christmas cactus looking out the window at the snow are so pretty. Has the snow stayed this week?

  17. Those are some dangerous looking icicles!!! The snow truly is beautiful isn't it. So peaceful and serene looking. Indoor flowers sure help to get through the cold months. I know you can't wait to get out there surrounded by greenery and lush flowers!!!

  18. I cannot imagine. I am in my beach cottage and its 80 degrees and sunny. Looks so cold and dreary. You need to come visit California!

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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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